International photo award for maternity, newborn, child & family and birth photography with monthly winners and photographer of the year!
It’s your time to shine! We reward your outstanding work!
SHINE Photo Award is an international online award which takes place on a monthly basis. The best work of each month will be awarded in these categories: maternity – newborn – child & family – birth photography
All submissions will be judged by an independent international jury of professional photographers with the focus on creative idea, technical skills and outstanding image effect.
The winners of each month will receive our SHINE Photo Award emblem to show on their award winning work, divided into gold, silver and bronze emblem. The winning images will be published on the website and social media sites with the name of the photographer and link to their website to promote the photographers’ work and business. Read more
Charity is a very important part of the SHINE Photo Award!
Not every child in the world is as fortunate as the children and families on the submitted images. There are many children in the world who don’t have enough to eat and drink, can’t afford education, don’t live in a safe environment or have only little chance of a long, safe and self-determined life. That is why we give back and support charity organizations which take care of those in need.
In 2020 – the first year of the SHINE Photo Award we were able to raise 1.712,50€ for charity. A big THANK YOU goes out to all the participants, judges, supporters and friends! Without YOU this wouldn’t be possible!
The SHINE Photo Award has 4 different categories in which you can submit your images: Newborn, Maternity, Family & Child and Birth photography. There is no limit to the number of individual images that can be submitted in each category. All photographers who have been awarded are allowed to place the SHINE Photo Award emblem on their winning image. The best of each category will be awarded with the SHINE Photo Award gold, silver and bronze emblem.
The winners of the monthly competition will receive our SHINE Photo Award winner emblem to show on their awarded image. The winner emblems are divided into gold, silver and bronze emblem. The winning images will be published on the website and social media sites with the name of the photographer and link to their website to promote the photographers’ work and business.
All winners will automatically participate in the SHINE Photo Award “Photographer Of The Year” competition which takes place at the end of the year. The SHINE Photo Award “Photographer Of The Year” will receive a prize of 1.000€ in cash and a winner certificate.
All monthly winners are eligible to buy a personalized certificate through the website at the end of the year.